Why Do Gutters Fall Down In Snow Storms?
…and how can you prevent it from happening again! The biggest contributor to gutter damage during winter snow storms is avalanching snow. Even the best gutter system will not be able to withstand the tremendous force created by avalanching snow. So the trick is to prevent the avalanche! Most people think the ice dams are …
What Are Ice Dams?
In our last article we discussed how an insufficient or worn out snow retention system (snow guards) can prevent snow from avalanching down your roof creating havoc to your roof and gutters. This article will discuss ice dams and ventilation. What Are Ice Dams? The number two contributor to gutter damage is ice dams. Anyone …
How to Prevent Ice Dams and Icicles
What Are Ice Dams? Ice dams are formed when heat from the inside of a home escapes into the attic and warms the roof decking during the winter. This heat, combined with heat from the sun, can melt snow on the roof. Melting snow on the upper roof and in the valleys then runs down …
Dear Valued Fick Bros Customer:
Fick Bros. is open and fully operational.
Per Governor Hogan’s COVID-19 guidelines outlined on March 24th, roofing & exterior remodeling is considered an essential business.
Our estimating team has the ability to offer completely contact-less appointments. The majority of our visits will not require access to the interior of your property, however if we do need to enter your property we will follow the guidelines outlined below. Our staff is also equipped to offer a virtual sales presentation using “skype” type technology. We can spend the needed time with you reviewing the proposed work remotely in a live setting.
Fick Bros. continues to take measures to ensure the health and well-being of our customers and employees. The health and safety of our customers and employees has always been the chief priority at Fick Bros. This is a rapidly evolving situation that we will continue to monitor. We are utilizing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other national and local public health agencies for our decision making. As we learn more about the spread of Coronavirus in our community, we want to be transparent about what we’re doing as a company to protect our customers and employees. First and foremost, our employees have been advised to stay home if they are exhibiting symptoms of fever, sore throat, cough, new shortness of breath (as per CDC.gov website). We will be supplying each crew and estimator with hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes. We are also asking our employees to follow certain protocol while working. This is where you can help us. We are advising our employees to:
Maintain a social distance of no less than 6 feet when communicating with our customers
Apply Hand Sanitizer to their hands upon entering and exiting your property.
Not shake hands with, touch or hug individuals during their visit.
If we have to enter your home to inspect a leak or problem, we will wear disposable plastic gloves and shoe covers, and disinfect any interior surfaces as needed
Our workers will not wear face masks. From all information available, this is not effective, and we feel that these should be reserved for the health care workers that truly need them.
We look forward to being able to serve you during these difficult circumstances. As always, thank you for being a loyal customer and for your continued trust as we manage through this time together. We will continue to actively monitor this situation and provide updates.
J. Patrick Fick